The North Pole leg of the Olympic Torch Relay began on October 15, 2013 from Murmansk. Pitney and Heininen travel to the North Pole aboard a Russian icebreaker with other representatives of the scientific communities of the Arctic nations.

In addition to promoting the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the North Pole torch run leg is being conducted to highlight the Arctic and cooperation among the eight Arctic nations.

Read the full story at Sochi 2014 Torch Relay website